New Clock May End Time As We Know It

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“My own personal opinion is that time is a human construct,” says Tom O’Brian. O’Brian has thought a lot about this over the years. He is America’s official timekeeper at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Boulder, Colorado. To him, days, hours, minutes and seconds are a way for humanity to “put some order in this very fascinating … Read More

25km quantum entanglement!

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Physicists at the University of Geneva (UNIGE) have succeeded in teleporting the quantum state of a photon to a crystal over 25 kilometres of optical fibre. The experiment, carried out in the laboratory of Professor Nicolas Gisin, constitutes a first, and simply pulverises the previous recordof 6 kilometres achieved ten years ago by the same UNIGE team. Passing from light into matter, using … Read More

Time travel simulated by Australian physicists

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Physicists at the University of Queensland in Australia have used photons – single particles of light – to simulate quantum particles travelling through time and study their behaviour. They were hoping to find out more about whether time travel would be possible at the quantum level – a theory first predicted in 1991. In the study, the researchers simulated the … Read More